Discount Excursions is based in Grand Cayman and so we have a kiosk located on the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal in George Town. We are 20 yards straight from where you enter the Port gates. There are Discount Excursions signs on either side, so it is super easy to spot. This is typically where all customers meet for check in before departure. If you are a stayover guests, it may depend on where you will be staying on-island. Either way, a detailed confirmation email will be sent to you upon receiving your reservation. It will include your departure time and the meeting/pick up information according to the excursion reserved.
We take bookings based of your ship’s arrival and departure time. If we notice that there is insufficient time after checking the cruise schedule, we will notify you and offer something more suitable. We have served over 250, 000 cruise customers since 2011 and have never left anyone behind.
A single jet ski can only hold one person and a double jet ski holds two people on one jet ski.
You can leave any large bags or belongings with the guides in the Jet Ski hut on the beach where they will definitely be safe. You can store your smaller belongings in a plastic bag or waterproof bag in the seat compartment of the Jet Ski with enough room for a small bag, flip flops and a towel. There is also a large compartment on the front of the Jet Ski with enough space for your snorkel gear or larger waterproof bags.
No, due to safety reasons only 2 people max are allowed per jet ski.
They are usually photographers on the stingray city tours which you can purchased photographs from. Please note that Discount Excursions Ltd is not affiliated with any photographers on any excursion. Any purchases made outside of Discount Excursions Ltd are the sole responsibility of the guest. We are only responsible for the purchase of your excursion. Any photos or souvenirs purchased during your excursion is not a part of Discount Excursions Ltd.
This is the minimum number of persons we need to schedule a specific tour. It does not mean that you always have to have 4 persons to book. However, if we do not already have 4 persons booked in, then we are unable to confirm this specific excursion on a specific date. There is always a possibility of adding you on to another group. Check with us prior to booking and we can add you to another group or possibly add you to our waiting list. A useful tool to help add people on to your group is CruiseCritic.com's Roll Call feature. This allows you to post in a community forum specific to your cruise ship and date to invite others to submit a booking for the same tour and join your group to meet the minimum required for certain excursions.
This reef line is located on the inside of the barrier reef off the North Sound and is 10 to 12 feet deep. She is known not so much for her reef structure as she is for her fish and invertebrate population. The coral itself is host to a multitude of small creatures clinging to her. Above the reef are masses of fish such as grunts, yellow tails and sergeant majors along with many other visitors. This site is further offshore and can only be explored by booking with one of the many boats who visit there. Watch for the semi-resident green-sea turtle, it often pays snorkelers a visit.
Life vests and snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, and fins) are provided. The life vests and the buoyancy of the salt water will help you to stay afloat. All you will need to do is kick your feet to propel yourself through the water. Your captain and guide will also be able to assist you. There are lots of people who snorkel for the first time in Grand Cayman who also cannot swim and lots of advice can be viewed on TripAdvisor and Cruise Critic forums. If the waters are calm and you feel comfortable in the water, it is definitely worth a try. However, you can really only decide this on the day of, with the advice of your boat captain and crew. The best advice we can give is to try out snorkeling in the shallow waters at Stingray City Sandbar. This way you can stand in the water and see how you feel with the mask and snorkel on. Place your face just below the surface of the water and practice breathing through your snorkel. If the weather is slightly windy on the day and you do not feel comfortable in the water, it is best to just stay on the boat. Safety is always the #1 priority.
Yes, we provide infant life vests for kids 25 – 60 lbs.
Yes, there are a few excursions that are suitable for infants such as: The Turtle Farm tour and the Local Island tour. Many of the water-based excursions are also suitable for infants as long as they are comfortable in a life vest and should be held by the parents at all times.
It depends on the type of tour, the day and demand for departure. It could be a minivan which typically seats 13-15 people or a large bus which seats 18-22 people. Either way our groups are placed in very comfortable transports with AC.
The Turtle Centre is normally a tour on its own as you will spend more time at the Turtle Farm. You can also get free access to the Dolphin Park and the Tortuga Rum Cake Shop (both right across from the Turtle Farm) on this tour. The Turtle Tour also offers Seven Mile Beach as the last stop should you wish to stay there after your tour and get one of the public buses back to the Port ($6 US per person). We also offer some combo tours that include a stop at the Turtle Centre and other places on the island such as the Stingray City & Turtle Combo, and the Turtle & Hell Combo.
Absolutely! We offer customized transportation to suit your needs. Please email us with your information on the date of arrival, your cruise ship, the number of people in your group and destinations you would like to visit so we can check for availability and get back to you with a price quote.
No, all departure times are in local island time.
It depends on what time of the year you are arriving, and from which port your cruise ship departs from. If you are coming in on a Disney, Holland America or NCL cruise, these ships usually change to Island time. As for Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise, these ships are usually 1 hour ahead or behind or on the same time depending on the port of departure. We usually include a note of this according to the date and ship in our confirmation emails.
If you are unsure and would like to know prior to booking, please contact us for assistance.
Currents, winds, and depth all vary constantly but year-round water temperatures for snorkeling are nothing to worry about. Water temperatures in Grand Cayman range between the high 70´s Fahrenheit in the winter months, to mid to high 80´s Fahrenheit in the summer and fall months.
Winter - November to April | Summer - May to October
The Seven Mile beach is 4 ½ miles from the port. This is about a 15-20 minutes’ drive.
If the tour ends on the west side, you can most definitely get dropped off at the beach. Taxi’s charge $6 US per person from the beach to the port.
The single parasail is for one person, the double is for 2 people and the triple is for three people parasailing all at once. The observer option is for persons who do not wish to parasail and want to travel on the parasail boat with their family.
Yes, all snorkeling equipment’s for tours which include snorkeling are provided.
Tenders are smaller vessels that will transport you from the ship ashore. The first tender is usually available 45 minutes to 1 hour after the ship docks. Each tender takes about 15 minutes to get ashore.
Yes, we offer tours to the Turtle Centre. The unlimited access allows you to swim with turtles in the man-made lagoon.
This is not guaranteed at all but a few people have been lucky to spot one.
The Beginner Scuba Dive is done right of the shore and so your family can wait around at the dive shop until you have completed your tour. Bar & restaurants are really close so that is also something to do in the meantime.
The best thing to do is email us at [email protected], let us know how many people in your group, the tour you are interested in doing and we’ll see what we can do.
All of our prices are in US dollars, and we only accept US currency.
Yes absolutely, all tours are available to stayover guests.
Yes, we provide complimentary pick and drop off for hotels located along the Seven-mile beach area.